Thanks for your reply. I always find myself deeply immersed in my hobbies – more like obsessed. I think that is a common trait among people with Aspergers. But it seems like a human instinct to be social. And so yields my feelings of loneliness. I had many friends which I met in college, but, over the years, those relationships have fizzled out. I really don’t understand Aspergers. I know the “symptoms,” but I have trouble understanding why very intelligent people cannot make small talk. Sometimes things seem hopeless. I feel as if I were imprisoned in my own mind. But, I need to push forward. I don’t know anyone with Aspergers, so I have no one to relate to. On of the main reasons I joined this forum is to learn how others with Aspergers cope with such feelings.